Dr. Ahmed El-Haddad with Mari J MD Medical Marijuana says the rollout here in Florida has worked in some respects. It’s a system he says that still has a lot of room for improvement.
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Minnesota medical marijuana patients are worried after news broke that one of the state’s two cannabis providers is experiencing a distribution delay, leaving them with scarce supplies for treatment.
On Aug. 31, 2017, the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records ordered the state health department to reveal the names of members belonging to a secret medical marijuana panel that scored the applications of prospective medical marijuana licensees.
On July 26, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced the launch of the state’s medical marijuana practitioner registry for medical professionals wishing to participate in the state’s medical marijuana program.
While the Aloha State has yet to approve any labs to test medical marijuana, demand is growing as the Hawaii medical marijuana registry continues to add patients.
BISMARCK, N.D., July 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH), Division of Medical Marijuana requests that any entity interested in submitting a proposal to become a registered compassion center submit a letter of intent.
SAINT PAUL, Minn., July 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As of July 1, Minnesota patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can register to receive medical cannabis through the state’s medical cannabis program.
Pennsylvania medical marijuana program has taken a critical step forward by granting its first-ever medical marijuana dispensary permits.
HARRISBURG, Penn., June 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today granted 27 dispensary permits for medical marijuana dispensaries. The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational, before they can begin dispensing medical marijuana.
According to state officials, the Arkansas medical marijuana program expects 20,000 to 40,000 patients to request medical marijuana registration cards.
On May 25, 2017, the Florida Department of Health issued a Notice of Regulation Development Procedure, laying the groundwork for how the department will regulate the state’s medical marijuana program.
On May 15, 2017, the Florida Department of Health sent a cease-and desist-letter to Trulieve, one of Florida’s seven licensed medical marijuana companies, ordering them to stop selling whole flower medical marijuana to their patients.
HARRISBURG, Penn., May 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced applications are now available online for laboratories to become an approved laboratory for the testing of medical marijuana for the Commonwealth’s medical marijuana program.
While the the Pennsylvania Department of Health has already processed hundreds of applications for cultivators, processors and dispensaries, laboratory hopefuls can now get in on the action. On May 11, 2017, the PADOH released the application to become an approved Pennsylvania medical marijuana laboratory.
If Florida lawmakers are to have any say in how the state regulates its medical marijuana program, it will have to wait until next year. On May 5, 2017, the Florida state legislature failed to pass HB 1397, a bill that would regulate the state’s medical marijuana program, before the end of the legislative session.
On May 5, 2017, the New York State Department of Health gave additional transparency to its program by adding registration statistics and a public list of consenting medical marijuana doctors to the program’s website.
ALBANY, New York, May 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced several milestones in the state’s Medical Marijuana program, including the certification of more than 3,350 patients since the addition of chronic pain as a qualifying condition in late March.
On April 28, 2017, four out of five licensed New York medical marijuana providers filed suit against the state Department of Health for attempting to expand the number of licensed providers from five to 10.
HARRISBURG, Penn., April 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, at her regular briefing of the status of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy provided an update on the application intake process for growers/processors and dispensaries and discussed steps moving forward for practitioner and patient regulations.
On April 19, 2017, the Florida Department of Health announced that state residents should be cognizant of medical cannabis scams as the DOH has received reports of fraudulent advertisements for free or cheap medical cannabis.
On April 6, 2017, the West Virginia Senate voted to approve changes made to Senate Bill 386, a measure which would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — BioTrackTHC has partnered with the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) to be the first in the history of the cannabis industry to deploy a live seed-to-sale cannabis Traceability System in a FedRAMP authorized environment.
On March 17, 2017, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser signed Bill 220138, increasing the medical marijuana dispensary cap from five to six and greenlighting an application period for a sixth dispensary to be located in Ward 7 or Ward 8.
On Feb. 22, 2017, Australia’s Department of Health announced that providers approved by the Office of Drug Control will be allowed to import medical marijuana from approved international sources.
The Hawaii State Department of Health is on roll with its approvals for licensees to start growing medical marijuana. On Feb. 14, 2017, the DOH announced that Pono Life Sciences Maui had been approved to commence its marijuana cultivation operation, making it the second dispensary in Maui and the fourth dispensary in the state to be approved.
HONOLULU, Hawaii, Feb. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today issued a Notice to Proceed to Acquire and Cultivate Marijuana to Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC for their production center on Maui.
On Feb. 7, 2017, Florida state officials hosted a public workshop in Fort Lauderdale on the state Department of Health’s proposed rules for Florida’s medical marijuana system.
On Feb. 1, 2017, the Hawaii State Department of Health announced that Aloha Green Holdings and Maui Grown Therapies have been approved to commence their cannabis cultivation operations, making them the first two dispensaries in the state to receive such approval.
On Jan. 17, 2017, the Florida Department of Health unveiled a set of proposed regulations for Florida’s medical marijuana system. Under the proposal, rules and regulations guiding Florida’s low-THC medical marijuana program would be applied to the state’s wider system.
On Jan. 17, 2017, the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program announced the release of applications for state cultivator, processor and dispensary permits.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Jan. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced applications for medical marijuana growers/processors and dispensaries are now available on the department’s Medical Marijuana Program website. Permit applications will be accepted from February 20 to March 20, 2017.
On Jan. 9, 2017, MedMen, a turnkey marijuana management company based in California, acquired Bloomfield Industries, one of New York’s five organizations licensed to grow and distribute medical marijuana
On Dec. 12, 2016, the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings posted a settlement in the case of McCrory’s Sunny Hill Nursery v. Florida Department of Health.
On Dec. 1, 2016, the New York State Department of Health announced that it will be adding chronic pain to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.
NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced that chronic pain will be added as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana.
On Nov. 14, 2016, the Orlando City Council voted to extend a temporary ban on new medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
Even though 71% of Floridians voted to approve Amendment 2, the fight to deliver medical marijuana to Florida is far from over.
On Nov. 8, 2016, medical marijuana was legalized in Arkansas via the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016, prompting a wave of entrepreneurial excitement in the state.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 25, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today announced temporary regulations for marijuana growers and processors.
On Sept. 21, PharmLabs Hawaii LLC announced that it will begin offering lab testing services in the state on Nov. 15, helping dispensaries fulfill the lab testing requirements so they can prepare to open.
Bloomfield Industries, one of the five organizations licensed by the state of New York to cultivate and distribute medical marijuana, is facing “financial constraints.”
Legislators in the state of Wyoming are considering reducing the penalties for simple marijuana possession. The consideration comes after legislators failed to impose penalties on those caught possessing edible marijuana products in the previous legislative session.
On Sept. 21, 2016, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser announced changes to the city’s medical marijuana program. Included in the changes is a proposal to increase the amount of medical marijuana a patient can purchase within a 30-day period from two ounces to four.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH) announced modifications to the Medical Marijuana Program that will work to improve patient access, remove potential barriers and spur innovation in the District’s medical program.
On Aug. 30, 2016, the New York State Department of Health announced that it is going to expand its medical marijuana program.
On Aug. 11, 2016, North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced that the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act, an initiative to legalize medical marijuana in the state, had received enough signatures to appear on the ballot on Nov. 8.
In recent days, the New Mexico Department of Health has come under fire from residents and state officials failing to process medical marijuana card applications in a timely manner.
As of July 26, 2016, the New York State Department of Health had 639 physicians registered with the state’s medical marijuana program and 5,966 patients certified by physicians, but some New Yorkers and advocates are asking the state for more details. When New York Gov. Andew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act, legalizing medical marijuana, into law…
On July 19, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Health provided an update on the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.
On July 13, 2016, an attorney for Chestnut Hill Tree Farm, one of the five nurseries in Florida that can cultivate non-euphoric medical marijuana, confirmed that Panhandle developer Jay Odom is backing the company’s operation.